Doggie Olympic Games, Fresh Markets, and LIVE Entertainment on the Long Beach Peninsula

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Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach as it continues throughout the summer season until October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM. June 27, 2014

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Open Mic Night

The Peninsula Arts Center presents FREE Open Mic Night! Come out and play, sing, or do a stand up routine! Come and share your talents and have a blast! Friday, June 27, 2014

 

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ALL ABOARD!

Come and see Rolling Stock of the Ilwaco Railway & Navigation Company, also dubbed as the Irregular, Ramblin’ and Never-get-there Railroad, presented by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. The exhibition will feature vintage photographs and artifacts of the I.R.&N. Ilwaco, Open through July 20, 2014

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturday Market at the Port. From 10AM-4PM Stroll along the beautiful waterfront and shop ‘til you drop! Don’t forget to check out the local shops, art galleries, and delicious dining options at the Port of Ilwaco! June 28, 2014

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Doggie Olympic Games

Pack your pooch and head to the beach for the annual Doggie Olympic Games! This isn’t your ordinary Olympics, dogs of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in this hilarious event! Show off your pup’s skills in Dunking for Dogs, Peanut Butter Lick, Shedding Contest and more! Sunday boasts the Sand Flea Pet Parade at noon, in addition to Saturday’s games. Long Beach, June 28-29, 2014

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SummerFest

This family fun event in beautiful downtown Long Beach runs weekends throughout the summer from Noon to 5pm. Free horse and wagon rides, entertainment on Veterans Stage, and plenty of live entertainment throughout downtown Long Beach. Weekends throughout September 1, 2014

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Waikiki Beach Concert Series

The Waikiki Beach Concert Series is back! Head to Cape Disappointment State Park for their FREE concert series at the Confluence Project amphitheater overlooking Waikiki Beach. The concerts feature many different artists from around the region. Expect to hear different styles ranging from folk to Americana. A Discover Pass is required for vehicles. Ilwaco, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, June – August, 2014

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Peninsula Arts Center

The Peninsula Arts Center presents Four Shillings Short, on Saturday, June 28. Doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 7PM. Tickets are $12 at the door. Long Beach, June 28, 2014

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Weekend Market on the Dock

Stop by the Weekend Market in beautiful South Bend! Check out this great farmers market that features arts and crafts, jewelry, great entertainment on Saturday & Sundays through Labor Day. South Bend, 2014

Fresh Markets, Live Music, GARLIC, Salmon Fishing, and Beach to Chowder! Here is Your Peninsula Weekend Preview!

FMarket Columbia Pacific Farmers’ MarketBe sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach as it returns Friday, June 13, and will continue throughout the summer season until October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. June 13, 2014

 

Salmon Salmon SeasonRegular Salmon Season kicks off on Saturday, June 14! What better way to spend Father’s Day then out on the water, reeling in a big one! Book a Charter Fishing Trip TODAY! June 14 – September 30, 2014

 

DiscoverPass FREE WA State Parks Day

In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. June 14, 2014

BTOC Beach to Chowder 5k/10k



Bring your pooch and walk or run along the beautiful white sand beaches with the ocean waves breaking just a few yards away. Work up an appetite and enjoy the delicious clam chowder that awaits you at the finish line. This is a chip-timed course. Register NOW! June 14, 2014
SatMKT Saturday Market at the PortHead to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturday Market at the Port. From 10AM-4PM Stroll along the beautiful waterfront and shop ‘til you drop! Don’t forget to check out the local shops, art galleries, and delicious dining options only available at the Port of Ilwaco! June 14, 2014

 

Garlic NW Garlic FestivalFollow your nose to the Long Beach Peninsula this weekend for the 33rd Annual Northwest Garlic Festival in Ocean Park, WA. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE, and there will be live music, crafts, food vendors, and of course, plenty of garlic! The festival takes place at Wilson Field in Ocean Park. June 14 – 15, 2014

 

sfest SummerFestThis family fun event in beautiful downtown Long Beach runs weekends throughout the summer from Noon to 5pm. Free horse and wagon rides, entertainment on Veterans Stage, and plenty of live entertainment throughout downtown Long Beach. Weekends throughout September 1

 

Waikiki Waikiki Beach Concert SeriesThe Waikiki Beach Concert Series kicks off this Saturday, June 14 and continues through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco every 2nd and 4th Saturday through August. Performances start at 7PM. June 14, 2014

 

PAC Peninsula Arts CenterThe Peninsula Arts Center presents The Half Hearted, on Saturday, June 14. Doors open at 6:30 and music starts at 7PM. Tickets are $12 at the door.

 

Happy 116th Anniversary, North Head Lighthouse!

Celebrating 116 Years of Standing Watch over the Confluence

The Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse and Washington State Parks invite the public to celebrate the 116th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse in Cape Disappointment State Park on Saturday, June 7, from 11AM to 3PM.

June 7-8 is a “Free Day” at all Washington State Parks – no Discover Pass required in honor of National Trails Day. Parking near the lighthouse is limited. Additional parking will be available at the parking lot adjacent to Cape Disappointment Campground Store, the home of Serious Pizza,  with a free shuttle service providing transportation to the lighthouse and back.

Come and enjoy refreshments, a self-guided tour of the Lighthouse Keepers home, live music from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, two bird sighting tours, museum exhibits, and even a gift shop. No Discovery Pass required!  Tours of the lighthouse are $2.50 for adults, with children ages 7-17 free. Children must be at least 7 years old to take the tour of the lighthouse. Flip flops are not permitted to be worn on tours of the Lighthouse.

In addition to the Washington State Parks Free Day, it is also a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend! Head for your favorite angling spot, no license required!


Events on the horizon:

Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco – Saturdays, through September 27
Summer Fest – Long Beach, Weekends through September 1
Free Admission to WA State Parks – Statewide, June 7-8
Washington State Parks Fishing Free Day – June 7-8
Waikiki Beach Concert Series – Ilwaco, June 14
Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market – Long Beach, Fridays, June 14-October 11
Garlic Festival – Ocean Park, June 15-16